Science and Technology in the Silla Cultural Heritage




Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)




Free (certificate fee: USD$ 28, optional)

Available in

English, Korean


This course discusses ancient developments in science and technology in the Silla dynasty through scientific and technological analysis of Silla cultural remains. It is taught by the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) through Coursera, an online education platform.

The course explores the scientific and technological aspects of the cultural heritage of Silla, an ancient dynasty in Korea, and its relationship with other ancient civilizations in East Asia and worldwide. The lecture series elaborate on major cultural heritage of Silla: Bulguksa, Seokguram, Cheomseongdae, Poseokjeong, the Sacred Bell of Great King Seongdeok, and metallurgy.

Some of the course contents are:

  • Sci-tech in the Silla cultural heritage: Cheomseongdae
  • The metalcrafts in Silla
  • Metallurgy of the sacred bell of Great King Seongdeok
  • Basic Principle of vortex formation in Poseokjeong